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The Revit Clinic has a new video up going over some of the new massing features in Revit Architecture 2010.  Looks like the massing/modeling tools have come quite a long way.  I can’t wait to get my hands on this release!

Also, it looks like my suspicions about the new curtain wall tools are holding up.

Check out the video here:

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Does anybody have any good starting points to begin learning about programming Revit API stuff?  I have no previous programming experience, but I figure I can’t be the first architect to learn this stuff from scratch.  I’ve started watching Jeremy Tammik’s video “Introduction to Revit Programming” several times, but I get lost pretty early on.  I think it might be for people that are already a little familiar with programming in other venues, but not for brand-new beginners.  I’ve already downloaded the MS Visual Studio 2008 Express Edition and installed the VB.net and C# versions, but since I have no background in programming, I really don’t know where to begin.

Any suggestions from the community?  I’ve thought about going out and buying something like “VB.net for Dummies” or something like that, but I’d like to see if there is a better way to start that is targeted more towards architects.

As a side note, a friend at work recently installed Grasshopper for his personal copy of Rhino.  It seems like a pretty sweet set up and the parametrics look a lot more robust than Revit’s.  I’m going to have to learn those some day…

Revit Architecture 2010 box

Revit Architecture 2010 box

I’ve been seeing a number of new blog / news posts about the new Revit 2010 suite.  (Autodesk Press Release here)  Not a whole lot of information available at the moment, but that’s not too surprising considering its still over two months till release.  Still, a few new things to mull over.  Read More »

Though some people tout the lack of a Command Line bar in Revit as a positive change from AutoCAD, I actually kind of miss it.  There are some commands that would be much easier to do if I could just type in what I wanted and didn’t have to click around.  That said, Revit does do keyboard shortcuts, and you can edit them to make the commands you use the most available with two keystrokes. You can find the KeyboardShortcuts.txt file that Revit uses for this at C:\Program Files\Revit Architecture 2009\Program.  If you want to make changes, just make sure you follow the format used / explained in the file.

For reference, here is a list of the predefined shortcuts.  (after the jump)

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I just got my copy of Mastering Revit Architecture 2009 yesterday.  I doubt it covers a lot of the most advanced techniques I’m interested in, but I’m sure its going to be a big help in problem solving and troubleshooting most other issues.  I’ll try to post more if I find anything particularly useful in it.

Anybody have any luck with other Revit books?  I’d like to get a look at Mastering Revit Structure 2009 or any decent book on Revit MEP sometime.